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Black Francis

Black Francis is the stage name contrived by and for Charles Thompson during his residency in college rock band the Pixies, a period that ran from the group's formation in Boston during 1986 until the dark day in 1993 when Black Francis announced during a BBC radio interview that the group was disbanding. The other members of the Pixies such as Kim Deal were not yet wise to this, finding out a tad bit later when their now former associate faxed them a transcription of relevant parts of the radio show. Thompson's next show business identity was as Frank Black, often in the bandleading context of Frank Black and the Catholics. Publishing bean counters can watch for songwriting credits under both pseudonyms as well as under Charles Thompson; in the latter case he should not be confused with the famed classic jazz keyboardist whose works were recorded by Charlie Parker and many others. Thompson released many albums under his Frank Black moniker, but returned to the Black Francis name for 2007's Bluefinger, which was a concept album about the life and death of Dutch painter/punk rocker Herman Brood and featured some of Black's most ferocious rock in years. Still working under his Black Francis moniker, Black released the sexually charged NonStopErotik in 2010. Abbabubba, a B-sides and demos collection, arrived in 2011 along with The Golem, Francis' score for the 1920 silent film of the same name. ~ Eugene Chadbourne
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Black Francis

  1.   Song
  2.   Wild Son
  3.   The Obedient Servant
  4.   Test Pilot Blues
  5.   All Around the World
  6.   Makanujo
  7.   The Cover of the Rolling Stone by Joey Santiago
  8.   Dead Man's Curve
  9.   Polly's Into Me
  10.   You Can't Break A Heart And Have It
  11.   Abbabubba
  12.   She Took All The Money
  13.   Threshold Apprehension
  14.   Captain Pasty
  15.   Lolita
  16.   Can't Break a Heart and Have It
  17.   Talking
  18.   Svn Fngrs
  19.   The Maharal
  20.   Polly's into Me
  21.   Little Stars Theme
  22.   Get Away Oil
  23.   Wheels
  24.   Discotheque 36
  25.   Captain Pasty
  26.   She Took All the Money
  27.   Your Mouth Into Mine
  28.   Discotheque 36
  29.   Test Pilot Blues
  30.   Bluefinger
  31.   Gyaneshwar
  32.   Virginia Reel
  33.   The Word (Reprise)
  34.   The Water
  35.   The Flower Song
  36.   Stars
  37.   Serious Curious
  38.   Miriam and Florian Theme
  39.   Miriam and Florian
  40.   Il Cuchaiao
  41.   Ghost Coming
  42.   Do What You Want (Gyaneshwar)
  43.   Custom All the Way
  44.   Bad News
  45.   Astaroth
  46.   Six Legged Man
  47.   Lake of Sin
  48.   Corrina
  49.   Cinema Star
  50.   Your Mouth Into Mine
  51.   Angels Come To Comfort You
  52.   Tight Black Rubber
  53.   Nonstoperotik
  54.   The Conjuring
  55.   Meet Me at the Ghetto Gates
  56.   Bluefinger
  57.   When I Go Down on You
  58.   Rabbits
  59.   (Oh How I Wish I Could) Stay
  60.   Alabaster
  61.   Angels Come to Comfort You
  62.   Lolita
  63.   O My Tidy Sum
  64.   That Burnt Out Rock and Roll
  65.   You're Gonna Pay
  66.   Tight Black Rubber
  67.   Band Intro
  68.   Monkey Gone to Heaven
  69.   All in My Mind
  70.   The Cover of the Rolling Stone
  71.   El Clavo Y La Cruz

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